PORT MORESBY - Youths in the National Capital District last Friday celebrated the International Youth Day with the theme “Mentoring the next generation through education, arts and media”.
The celebration was organised by the Young Women’s Christian Association of Papua New Guinea with the United Nations. There was a presentation of issues and sharing of experiences by youths.
Youths, who did their presentations, talked on issues affecting them and outlined ways they could be solved by the Government.
Papua New Guinea Education Advocacy Network executive director Pricilla Kare gave a presentation on education which she termed as a factor contributing to youth problems.
She gave statistics and assumptions on her research and encouraged youths to be agents of change as they would be the next leaders of the country.
Kare thanked the government for its free education policy and stressed there were still problems.
Minister for Community Development, Religion and Family Affairs Loujaya Toni also encouraged youths to be good citizens. [TheNational]